Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport

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Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Alfredo Vásquez Cobo

IATA: LETICAO: SKLT

LET is located in Colombia
LET
LET
Location of airport in Colombia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aerocivil
Serves Leticia, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 277 ft / 84 m
Coordinates 04°11′36″S 069°56′35″W / 4.19333°S 69.94306°W / -4.19333; -69.94306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,880 6,168 Asphalt
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Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Alfredo Vásquez Cobo)[1] (IATA: LETICAO: SKLT) is an airport serving Leticia, the capital of the Amazonas department of Colombia.

It is the largest airport in the south of the country, located in the Colombian department of Amazonas and in the most southern part of this country. Vásquez Cobo is the gateway for the Colombian jungle region. In addition to being the Colombian jungle region gateway, it also serves as the major airport in the triple-border region (Colombia, Brazil and Peru). For this reason, the airport handles the majority of passengers from the central Amazon region.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá
AviaSelva Seasonal: Iquitos, Pucallpa
Copa Airlines Colombia Bogotá
LAN Colombia Bogotá
Satena La Chorrera, La Pedrera, Tarapacá

Accidents[edit]

  • On November 18, 2006, an AeroSucre Boeing 727 crashed during landing due to poor weather and fog against a television antenna with 40 meters of height. The three members of crew, as well as the three passengers, died in the accident.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Aeródromos Internacionales. Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronáutica Civil (UAEAC). Accessed 16 October 2009.

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